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A method for the analysis of microfibre shedding from textiles has been developed by Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany.

An airlaying machine recently purchased by The Nonwoven Innovation and Research Centre (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, will be used in the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens from natural fibres.

A tailored fibre placement (TFP) cell has been installed by Carbon ThreeSixty at its facility in Chippenham, UK.

An implantable prosthesis for repairing anatomical defects, such as a tissue- or muscle-wall defect, particularly a groin hernia, has been developed by Bard of Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.

A protective jacket with pockets and removable sleeves for use by professionals in a hospital or healthcare setting has been developed by Nuno Antunes of Matosinhos, Portugal.

Ahead of JEC World 2020, EconCore has announced that it has licensed its technology for the production of lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores to two companies; Low & Bonar and Ko

A highly automated demonstrator production line that enables composite parts to be produced from prepregs in cycle times of three minutes has been unveiled by Solvay of Brussels, Belgium.

Nonwovens made from recycled carbon fibre have been launched by Sigmatex of Runcorn, UK.  

SGL Carbon of Wiesbaden, Germany, is to start producing landing skids for air taxis from braided carbon fibre.

A range of superabsorbent fabrics that provide high strength when wet is to be shown by Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) at INDEX 2020.

A cationic-dyeable polyester (PES) yarn and an expanded range of yarns made from plastic bottles recovered from the ocean have been unveiled by Unifi(1) of Greensboro, North Carolina, US

A diaper that detects urine and faeces using electrically conductive fibres has been developed by the Korea Textile Development Institute of Seo-gu, Daegu, South Korea.

Sensor-containing wearables are set to become critical tools in making robots more widely available, an application that is unlikely to have occurred to the early developers of smart fabrics, . 

Volkswagen (VW)’s first innovation hub in North America is to be opened at the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park in Knoxville, USA.

A method for producing dope-dyed antibacterial viscose filament (rayon) for use in the manufacture of medical textiles is disclosed by E. Miroglio of Sliven, Bulgaria.

A nanoporous membrane (called Xpore) for the manufacture of waterproof and breathable textiles has been launched by BenQ Materials of Taoyuan, Taiwan. 

A special nanocoating and advanced colour pigments are being used by ContiTech North America of Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, to improve the comfort of seating for stadiums.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has introduced what it claims to be the world’s first all-in-one connected babycare system (called Lumi by Pampers) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in

A range of self-heating apparel that can be controlled using an application on a mobile electronic device has been launched by AlphaTauri, the fashion label founded by drinks manufacturer Red Bull.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) backrests have been developed for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (GAC) Ltd’s ENO.146 electric concept car by the carmaker’s research and development (R&

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